Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common types of therapy available in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This tool is effective because it helps people be more mindful and aware of their surroundings, thoughts, and behaviors. By doing so, it becomes easier to make changes to those actions. A cognitive-behavioral therapy program may change the path of addiction recovery for many people. That’s why it is one of the core tools we use at Ethan Crossing of Cleveland. To learn more about this treatment option and the others we offer, please contact our treatment center today at 855.967.2436.
What Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Do?
At its core, CBT focuses on several fundamental principles:
- Psychological problems a person has are based at least somewhat on unhelpful and inaccurate ways of thinking.
- These problems are based in part on learned patterns developed over time of unhelpful or harmful behavior.
- Those who are suffering from these problems can learn better ways to cope with their stressors, allowing them to avoid the adverse outcomes so commonly associated with this behavior.
What does it all mean? In short, CBT can help you recognize that you can change your negative thoughts and behaviors by learning how to make better decisions during the process. When you can identify distorted thinking that typically causes your problems, it is then possible to reevaluate them, better understand them, and make improved decisions.
How Does This Work with Addiction Therapy Programs?
When a person faces addiction, they typically have a series of inaccurate views of themselves or struggles in their lives. They may have made many bad decisions that have led them to this place. That may have included countless instances of becoming frustrated, dealing with stress, or experiencing trauma, leading to the need to use drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. This pattern can quickly lead to addiction and dependence.
With CBT, a person learns how to recognize that their feelings and thoughts are often inaccurate or simply not beneficial. They can then make changes to those thought patterns using the skills taught during therapy to change their outcomes. As a result of learning to use this strategy, many people can avoid the ongoing use of drugs and alcohol. This helps you to maintain sobriety.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Is a Part of Our Treatment Program
You’re empowered to make better decisions when you enter into addiction recovery. Our goal is to give you the strategies and insights you need to do that. During therapy, you’ll learn how CBT works and how to apply it to daily life. We’ll use realistic situations to provide you with strategies to help you get through those difficult times without needing to resort to substance use. Most importantly, you’ll feel capable of dealing with the stress in life without the need to use those substances.
Call Ethan Crossing of Cleveland for Support
Learn more about the programs we offer, including CBT, when you reach out to us. This therapeutic modality is one component of a much more extensive treatment program to help you manage drug and alcohol addiction effectively. Explore some of the other therapies we offer to find out what you can expect going forward:
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Holistic therapy programs
- 12 step therapy
- Yoga therapy
You’re facing a big decision about your future. When it comes to addiction treatment and services like cognitive-behavioral therapy, you want the very best surroundings and dedicated professionals to support you. Ethan Crossing of Cleveland can make that happen. Reach out to our team today by calling 855.967.2436 or learn more about what we can do for you when you connect with us online.